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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 21st, 2018

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Doris Jo Battaglia Peirce, 83, Gainesville
Doris Jo Battaglia Peirce of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday January 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, after a lengthy illness.   Doris was bor ...
Alexander A. Corso, Gainesville
Xander had style! It was not just his shoulder-length hair (the best in the family), or the funny hats he used to hide it away (Ushankas and Beanies alike) that made him speci ...
James Edward Smith, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James Edward Smith, 79, of Gainesville passed away January 21, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. o ...
George Sullivan, 78, Gainesville
  Mr. George Sullivan, 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Memorial Park Fune ...

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Madelyn Jones Jackson, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Madelyn Jones Jackson, age 79, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Commerce, Georgia. Mrs. Jackson w ...
Willie Carlton Wooten, 70, Commerce
Willie Carlton Wooten, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at his residence.   Born on June 08, 1947 in Cannon, GA, he was the son of the late Richa ...

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Dr. Elner Cordingley Bellon, 87, Loudon, TN
  Dr. Elner Cordingley Bellon, 87, former resident of Loudon, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 of medical complications. Born in Ashton, Idaho, Elener C ...

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Powell J. Dyer, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Powell J. Dyer, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home o ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died